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Press Release 21 November 2019

Pre-Assembled XLR Rack Panel

From CLIFF Electronics.

Speeds system assembly and saves space.

Features 8 male and 8 female XLR connectors in a 1U × 19″ rack panel.



CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, announces the availability of a new version of their popular, pre-assembled connector rack panels. The CP30183 rack panel features eight male and eight female, three-pin, front-mounted, XLR sockets.


CLIFF CP30183 XLR rack panel


Cliff’s pre-assembled connector panels assist systems integrators by simplifying and speeding up assembly while reducing component count and cost.


Widely used in audio and broadcast (studio and mobile) applications, the new loaded rack panel is also suitable for instrumentation and control connectivity.


The sockets have solder-tag connections and a cable strain relief bracket is provided to secure internal wiring against stress and vibration. A labelling strip is located on the front of the panel to allow each connector to be identified.


Other pre-assembled rack panels available from Cliff feature 16 of their market leading, feedthrough connectors each and are available in the following configurations:

  • 50Ω, 75Ω and 75Ω gold, insulated BNC,
  • Cat6 and Cat6A RJ45,
  • HDMI-A to HDMI-A,
  • USB2-A to USB2-B and
  • USB2-B to USB2-A.
  • Fibre Fiber optic connector types
    • ST / BFOC,
    • LC duplex
    • SM and LC duplex MM.


Two other non-feedthrough versions are mounted with XLR-3DCM and XLR-3DCF connectors.


Cliff rack panels may also be supplied without connectors for end users to mount their own single or mix of connector types. Any connector with the standard 24 mm diameter XLR panel cut-out may be fitted.


Cliff manufactures a wide range of standard and feedthrough connectors which may be mounted in their panels. These versions include:

  • RJ45,
  • HDMI,
  • BNC and
  • USB3.0 compliant single and dual versions.


Analogue, digital and optical feedthrough connectivity is available in formats including:

  • Firewire,
  • HDMI A-to-A,
  • 50 and 75 ohm BNC versions,
  • USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A changer sockets,
  • high speed USB type-C and
  • USB3 to USB3 in various configurations.


Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including:

  • LC and SC fibre, fiber, (Duplex and Simplex),
  • UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded),
  • TOSLINK and
  • RCA phono. phono / cinch.


Suitable for instrumentation and control.


John Hall, Managing Director of CLIFF Electronics, comments, “Applications for pre-assembled rack panels continue to grow and we are always happy to respond to customer requirements. Our latest version is ideal for an audio patch panel and many other connectivity requirements. Our pre-assembled connector rack panels, whether audio, fibre-optic, fiber-optic, power or USB offer systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.”.


1U mounting rack panel with XLR sockets CP30183


All versions of Cliff pre-assembled, rack-mounting panels and XLR-footprint connectors are in full production and available direct or via major worldwide distributors.



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About CLIFF Electronics.

CLIFF Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded its’ products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of its’ product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, CLIFF is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.


CLIFF manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, connection blocks, motors and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.


CLIFF has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Plastics expertise includes injection-moulding, injection-molding, blow-moulding, blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing.


CLIFF has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. CLIFF’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of CLIFF products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.


For more information, please contact us.


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Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
76 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
10580 N McCarran Blvd,
Suite 115-587,
NV 89503


Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090

Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012 +1 707 746 8092




PR083  21 November 2019 |